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Game Thread: Join the conversation for Cavaliers at Hawks


April 1, 2016, 8 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable Starters

Hawks (45-31, 24-13 home)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip surgery); Probable – Thabo Sefolosha (right ankle stiffness)

Inactives: Splitter, Lamar Patterson (D-League), Edy Tavares (D-League)

Cavaliers (53-22, 22-15 road)

Kyrie Irving

J.R. Smith

LeBron James

Kevin Love

Timofey Mozgov

Injury report: None

Inactives: TBA

Officials: Ron Garretson, Tre Maddox, Sean Wright

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 105-97 loss at the Raptors Wednesday that snapped a four-game win streak. ... The Hawks set an NBA record by having 10 different players hit at least one 3-pointer in the game. … The Hawks lost the only meeting this season against the Cavaliers, which was in Cleveland. The Hawks have won five straight against the Cavaliers in Atlanta. … Millsap is averaging four blocks over past four games. … Thabo Sefolosha needs five assists for 1,000 in his career. ... Korver needs nine rebounds for 3,000 in his career.

From the Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are coming off a 107-87 home win over the Nets Thursday. .... James passed Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins for 12th on the NBA all-time scoring list. He needs 22 points to move past Oscar Robertson for 11th on the list. … The Cavaliers have made 10 or more 3-pointers in a franchise-best 13 straight games. … Tristan Thompson appeared in his 362nd consecutive game, surpassing Jim Chones (361) for the longest streak in Cavaliers history. He is up to 363 after Thursday.

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Chris Vivlamore has been a reporter and editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 2003.